Previous Meeting Minutes

COUNTRY ROADS QUILT GUILD

August 14, 2017

  

Tonya presented the program on machine appliqué and straight line quilting.

 

The meeting was then called to order by President, Tonya Cozad.  There were nine members present.  

 

The minutes from the last meeting were read.  Jean made the motion to accept the minutes as read.  Minutes approved.

 

The Treasurer’s Report was given.   Our balance is $882.66.  We have no outstanding bills. 

The report was approved.  Members turned in the money they had collected so far from the sale of raffle tickets to be deposited.

 

 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

Tonya talked to Debbie.  She will have an invoice for the materials and quilting of the 2017 raffle quilt at the next meeting.

 

Tonya brought copies of the 2018 raffle quilt patterns for the members.  Sharon will donate the maroon material for the quilt and Tonya will donate the white material.  We will decide at the next meeting how to divide up the material to start making the blocks.

 

Tonya is working on the flyer advertising the quilt show and will put them up in various places this week.

 

She also passed around a work schedule for members to sign up to work at the quilt show.  It will be available at the next meeting for those unable to attend this meeting.

 

Becky has purchased T-shirts for the veterans project.  She still has to purchase the underwear and socks.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

A menu for the luncheon in October was discussed.  It was decided to have soup, sandwiches and desserts.  The guild will reimburse Becky for the shredded chicken for the sandwiches.  She will bring the buns; Christa, Tonya and Carol will bring soups; Jean will bring a salad; Desserts and/or other dishes will be provided by the other members.  Ann will provide the table decorations.  We currently have 14 placemats.  Ann has eight she will bring in September.  Any member who has made placemats is asked to bring them to the next meeting.

 

Tonya will check with the library to see if they are having the Christmas Tree project  this year.  Since time is short, members decided that the guild would donate a tree.  The theme of the tree will be “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas”.  The tree will be white with white decorations

 

Jean will check with Shepherd’s house to be sure they want stockings and items to fill them again this year.

 

We need to have a count on the number of quilts we will have for the show.  Any member who plans to put a quilt, wall hanging or other quilted items in the show needs to let Tonya know by the next meeting.  We need at least 15 to 20 pieces to have a good show.

 

 

SHARING:

 

Pat and Ann showed the placemats they had made for the luncheon. 

 

Pat showed an adorable quilted book she had made for her great-grandson.

 

Tonya showed a very pretty “Turning Twenty Pattern” quilt top she had made.

 

Jean made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Crista.  All agreed and the meeting was adjourned.

COUNTRY ROADS QUILT GUILD

July 17, 2017

The program was to be straight line quilting on a home machine.  Tonya did not bring her machine but demonstrated how to mark the fabric to do straight line sewing at the end of the meeting. 

The meeting was then called to order by President, Tonya Cozad.  There were nine members present.   The regular meeting for July 12th  was postponed to tonight due to bible school being held at the church. 

The minutes of the last meeting were read.  Jean made the motion to accept.  Minutes approved. 

The Treasurer’s Report was given.   A check in the amount of $50.00 was sent to the Vinton County Senior Citizens in memory of Alice Graves making our balance as of July 17th  $882.66.  We did receive a thank you note from them expressing their appreciation. 

OLD BUSINESS:

A letter was sent to Roberta Griffie from the Ross County Guild about the luncheon in October but there has been no response. 

Pumpkin Ridge will give us an invoice as soon as they get moved into their new location. 

NEW BUSINESS 

Jean, Nanette and Ann brought the projects they had made from a previous crayon challenge.  Three crayons were drawn by each member.   Two additional colors of material may be added but 50% of the color scheme must match the crayons.    It is up to the member to choose what they want to make.  The due date for the completed challenge is April, 2018. 

 

The quilt show in October was discussed.  Tonya will make up a flyer to post advertising the show and hours.  Crista will take care of putting information in the local papers.  Tonya will work on a schedule.  Tentatively we will set up the Saturday before the show, be open Tues., Thurs, and Fri. 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 P.M.; Wed. 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 - 12:00 noon.  Hours open will be dependent on how many are able to work at the show.  We will display and sell tickets for the raffle quilt during the show with the winner being drawn at the end. 

When Ann was at the Library, they gave her the sign-in book from our last quilt show held there.  It was put in our storage cabinet at the church. 

Ann asked if we could give Becky the okay to purchase socks, T-shirts and underwear for the Veterans now.  With school sales starting she can get better deals.  Crista made the motion to authorize Becky to purchase these items with a budget of $50-75.00.  All agreed and the motion carried. 

Discussion as to the 2018 Raffle Quilt patterns was held.  Ann brought a really pretty quilt made with 9-patch design  as a possible choice.  Many patterns were discussed and a decision was made.  Jean made the motion to make “Checkers and Rails” design using the colors of maroon and white.  All agreed.  Tonya will make copies of the pattern to give to the members next meeting 

SHARING 

Crista and Nanette brought the placemats she had made for the luncheon 

Nanette made the motion to adjourn with a second from Ann.  All agreed and the meeting was adjourned.


COUNTRY ROADS QUILT GUILD

JUNE 12, 2017

The meeting was called to order by President, Tonya Cozad.  There were six members present.  

The minutes from the last meeting were read by Dawn Acord.   Jean made to motion to accept; seconded by Ann Faris.  Motion carried.

The Treasurer’s Report of $932.66 was filed for audit.  No bill has been received from the Pumpkin Ridge Quilt Shop for the 2017 Raffle Quilt.  Tonya will check with Debbie Stevens.

OLD BUSINESS:

The Graves family was very pleased and willing to loan Alice’s quilts for the October 10th  Quilt Show.  They will be here to help us.

NEW BUSINESS:

Since our last meeting, Alice Graves, a former member of the Quilt Guild, has passed away.  Ann Faris made a motion, seconded by Dawn Acord to give $50.00 to the Vinton County Senior Citizens in her memory   Motion was approved.

The recipe for pumpkin butter and apple butter will be shared with the Chillicothe Guild.  Ann Faris and Carol Meek will make the spreads.

A letter will be sent to Roberta Griffie to remind the guild of the luncheon date and requesting “Show and Tell” items and to please email Tonya by Oct. 6th with the number count of their members planning to attend.

A challenge with crayon colors will be done by guild members wishing to participate.  The colors and rules will be chosen at the July meeting.  A completion date will also be decided at the July meeting.

We need to decide on a pattern for the 2018 raffle quilt.  Bring any ideas you have to the next meeting.   Plans regarding the quilt will be made at the July meeting.

SHARING:

Carol Meek showed Table Runners she had made.

Pam Fetheroff showed a beautiful quilt she had completed

Dawn made a motion to adjourn.  All agreed and the meeting was adjourned.

 

ATTENTION:  Change of date for the July meeting.

Due to the Church holding Bible School July 10-13th, the

meeting will be Monday, July 17th




COUNTRY ROADS QUILT GUILD

May 8, 2017

 

 

 

The meeting was  called to order by Jean Ward.  There were ten members present.  We were pleased to have a new member, Laura Roth, attend our meeting.

The minutes from the last meeting were read.  Jean made the motion to accept.  Minutes were accepted. 

The Treasurer’s Report was given.   The Treasurer deposited $30.00 raffle quilt ticket sales which makes our Balance $932.66.  The Treasurers report was accepted.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Cindy was unable to get an invoice from Pumpkin Ridge as it was not available as yet.

Jean got a call from Mary, the caregiver for Alice Graves.  She was thrilled that we were going to showcase Alice who is 101 years old and her quilts at the fall quilt show.  Alice will pick out three or four quilts she has made as well as provide a write up about the quilts.  A suggestion was made that it would be nice if we could get a quilt from Alice’s mother as she was also a quilter. 

We still have not heard from the Ross County Quilt guild regarding the date for the October luncheon.

NEW BUSINESS:

The Pumpkin Ridge Quilt Shop will be moving into McArthur later this summer.  It will be

located on Main Street in the former Precious Memories Antique Shop.

Nancy Brame notified Shirley that the Dairy Barn Quilt Show will be opening on Memorial Day.

Jean informed the new member of the various projects that the guild does every year.  Julia Pittenger said she was personally aware of how much the veterans appreciated our gifts at Christmas.



COUNTRY ROADS QUILT GUILD
JANUARY 9, 2017

The first meeting of 2017 was called to order by President, Tonya Cozad.  There were seven members present.
There was no program as the members will finish sewing the raffle quilt together at the end of the meeting.
The minutes were read .  Jean made the motion to approve, seconded by Carol.
The Treasurer’s Report was given.   After the $250.00 donated to the church, our balance is $902.66.  As of now, we have no outstanding bills.

OLD BUSINESS:

Tonya brought three bolts of material for the members to decide what they would like to use for the back of the quilt.  A vote was taken and the members picked a yellow flowered material to use. 

Jean made a motion for Tonya to get the backing, batting, and other supplies needed to finish the raffle quilt and submit a bill.  All agreed

The topics for programs for our monthly meetings was discussed.  Cindy had several  suggestions for programs that she would like to see demonstrated.  A tentative program schedule was discussed.  Meta will type a formal program list. 

The topic of the February meeting will be “Quilt As You Go”.  Meta and Tonya will each demonstrate their technique.  Members should bring their sewing machines so they can participate in sewing the projects.  Tonya will bring the strips and materials for her demonstration.  For Meta’s demonstration, bring 10 strips of material any width or length. 

NEW BUSINESS:
 
Tonya asked if we wanted to use the church or try to get the Library for the Wild Turkey Quilt Show.  Jean will contact the Library to see if it is available.   She will also contact WesBanco about being put in their budget for the prize money.

The decision as to where to hold the show, whether or not to have a judge for the show, and sending out the letters to the various guilds and quilt shops was tabled till the February meeting.

There was a discussion as to the ribbons that we will need for the show.   Meta made the motion to buy the ribbons instead of making them.  Tonya  seconded.  All were in agreement.  Meta will check on the cost.

SHARING:
Meta  brought a quilt made with silk fabric.  She also showed a wall handing made using an embroidered section of an old pillow case for the center.  She also had a beautiful quilt top made with hankies in the shape of baskets.

If anyone has or is making a WWI or WWII era quilt to enter in the Depression Era Quilt Show,  please let Meta know.  This includes quilts we may have or quilts made with fabric reproductions from 1917-1940.

Carol made the motion to adjourn with a second from Jean.  The meeting was adjourned  and members finished sewing the raffle quilt together.



COUNTRY ROADS QUILT GUILD
November 14, 2016

The meeting was called to order by President, Tonya Cozad.  There were eleven members present.

The minutes were read .  Jean Ward noted the amount of our balance needed to be corrected to read $1,228.25 instead of $1,228.15 as stated in the minutes.  Ann made the motion to approve with a second by Nanette.

The Treasurer’s Report was given.   Becky turned in the receipt for the purchase of T-Shirts and Socks for the Veterans and for a much needed  ironing mat Ann had asked her to purchase for the club.  Jean moved to reimburse Ann the cost of the pad, Seconded by Crista.  The total for the items was $75.59.  Our ending balance is $1,152.66.  Sharon made the motion to accept with a second from Crista.

OLD BUSINESS:

The members returned the rows they had taken to sew together for the raffle quilt.  Tonya has talked to Debbie at the quilt shop about reimbursement for the material used so far for the quilt.  It was decided to reimburse her when the backing is purchased and the quilting done.

Tonya will take the quilt to Pumpkin Ridge and pick out some material to use for the backing.  She will bring it to the meeting for members to decide which they prefer.

NEW BUSINESS:

MARK YOUR CALENDERS:  Our next meeting will be December 12th which will be the Christmas Party starting at 6:00 p.m. 
 
Remember to bring your song titles and gifts to participate in the gift exchange.

Each member is asked to bring a finger food or dessert item.  Tonya will bring the punch and Jean will provide coffee.  Cindy will bring the plates and napkins. 

Each member is also asked to bring six items for the Left and Right game.  (Items such as fat quarter, needles, thread, scissors, etc. )

Members are encouraged to come for a fun evening.
Election of officers for 2017 was discussed.  Becky made the motion to keep the same officers.  All who were previous officers agreed to remain in their position.  Since we did not have a Vice-president, Tonya asked Crista if she would be willing to accept that office.  She agreed. 

The officers for 2017 are as follows:

President:        Tonya Cozad
Vice-President:      Crista Hahn
Secretary:          Sharon Brotherton
Treasurer:          Jean Ward

A committee to organize programs for 2017 was discussed.  It was decided to wait until the December meeting to discuss appointing a committee.

Jean donated ten yards of material to the guild as possible use for our next raffle quilt.

SHARING:

Crista brought a couple of ornaments using the Cathedral Window pattern she had made.

Carol showed a colorful Bear Claw Rag Quilt she had made.

Carol made the motion to adjourn with a second from Becky.  The meeting was adjourned. 

Members proceeded to work on our projects including decorating the Christmas Tree for the Library, sorting the items brought by members for the Veteran’s project and Shepherd’s House.

  COUNTRY ROADS QUILT GUILD
September 12, 2016

The program was ideas and patterns for making gifts for others.  Krista showed a scissor case made from scrap material.  Instructions for making were passed out.

Meta showed a book of patterns from the 1980’s.  She showed an easy to make bib and a water bottle holder made from scrap material.  Patterns were given to those interested.

Tonya showed a small easy to make stocking that can be used to hold small gifts or gift cards and also can be used as an ornament. 

The meeting was then called to order by President, Tonya Cozad.  There were eleven members present. 

The minutes from the last meeting were read.  Jean made the motion to accept.  Minutes were accepted.

The Treasurer’s Report was given.   Our balance is the same,  $1,228.25 with no outstanding bills.    Treasurers report was accepted.

OLD BUSINESS:
Several of our members are planning to attend the Ross County Quilt Guild’s luncheon on October 5th .  Transportation was decided.  Most members are driving.  Any member not in attendance who would like to go, please call Tonya for the address and directions.

Meta asked the members present if any of the group was going to enter the Depression Era Quilt show in Athens.  Several members are submitting entries.

Jean contacted the library and they are having their Festival of Trees this year.  A letter will be sent to the guild with the information concerning the dates and times at the end of this month or the first part of October.  The money raised from this event is given to Jobs and Family Services to provide Christmas gifts for children in need.

Jean contacted the VFW.  They are very appreciative of anything we do and provide for the Veterans.  We will continue to provide lap robes and ditty bags.  This year we are also making neck pillows which they thought was an excellent idea.  Becky Faris will purchase the T-shirts and socks this year.  Be sure to bring these items to the November meeting.

Jean also contacted Shepherd’s House.  They would appreciate it if we would provide twenty stockings.  Any stocking items will be sent separately so they can fill them according to the child’s appropriate age needs.  Please bring toys, coloring books, crayons, etc. to the November meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:
Since the Library is having their Festival of Trees, we need to decide what our theme will be for our tree.    After much discussion, Krista made the motion to make our theme “Twas the Night Before Christmas”.   Tonya seconded the motion, all agreed.  Shirley Graham was named Chairman of the Tree Committee.  Refer to the poem for ornament ideas.

The raffle quilt border was discussed.  Tonya will try to get a few bolts of material from Pumpkin Ridge Quilt Shop in green, yellow and aqua for the members to look at and decide what they would like to use as the border.

Be sure to keep in mind that new officers for the guild for next year needs to be decided.

The program for next month on long arm quilting will not be available due to illness of the presenter.  Instead of a program, it was decided members would work on sewing the Raffle Quilt together.  Tonya has already cut the white material to be used for the sashing.  Members can also work on decorations for the Christmas tree or stockings for Shepherd’s House. 
Please come at 5:00 p.m. and bring your sewing machines, material, etc.  

SHARING:
Nanette showed the quilt she had made from the Quiltmaker magazine pattern “Ruff Patch”.  She made it to resemble her dog.

Tonya showed the Snowman Rag Quilt she had finished as well as a table runner, towel dresses and Christmas card holder she had made.
Shirley made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Krista.  All agreed and the meeting was adjourned.

 

August 8, 2016

Meta, Ann, Shirley and Tonya brought examples of their appliqué quilts, table runners, wall hangings and quilt blocks.  Each explained their technique for appliquéing which was very interesting and informative.

The meeting was then called to order by President, Tonya Cozad.  There were eleven members present. 

The minutes from the last meeting were read.  Jean made the motion to accept.  Minutes were accepted.

The Treasurer’s Report was given.   Our balance was corrected to read $1,228.25.  Treasurers report was accepted.

OLD BUSINESS:
Anyone who is interested in attending the Ross County Quilt Guild’s luncheon on October 5th can meet at the church around 9:00 a.m.  We can then car pool.

Six blocks for the 2017 raffle quilt were turned in making our total 38.  We need 42 but there are still some members who haven’t turned theirs in as yet.  Members who made blocks are asked to bring in some of the material used or to make 1 ½” blocks to be used as part of the sashing.

It was decided at the September meeting, we will start putting the quilt together.  Members should bring their sewing machines and plan to be there by 5:00 p.m.  Tonya will bring the ironing board and some cutting boards and will contact Debbie about the material for the sashing.   

Anyone interested in entering the Athens Depression Quilt show in June of 2017, Meta would appreciate it if you could get the stories behind the quilts to her by the fall so she can get them typed up.   This also includes aprons, lace pillows, etc. from 1921 to WWII era.

NEW BUSINESS:
Don’t forget to bring your ideas and patterns for making gifts for others to our next meeting. 

It was brought up if we were still going to do our Veterans  and Shepherd’s House  projects for Christmas.  It was decided we would continue to do them.  Jean is going to contact the VFW to see if there is anything they need specifically.  She is also going to contact Shepherd’s House to see what their needs are and if they want us to send stockings and items separate like we did last year.  She will have this information for the next meeting.

Jean is also going to try and find out if the Library is planning to hold their Christmas Tree project this year.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  The October meeting has been changed to the 17th  (3rd Monday) due to the church needing to use the basement on our regular meeting night.

SHARING:
There was no additional items to share as they were shown during the program.

Carol made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Krista.  All agreed and the meeting was adjourned.

July 18, 2016

Meta presented a program on making  the Cathedral Quilt using the sewing machine.  How to instructions were handed out.  She also gave the members a pattern and demonstrated  how to make a Hexagon Star.

The meeting was then called to order by President, Tonya Cozad.  There were twelve members present.   The regular meeting for July 11 was postponed to tonight due to bible school being held at the church.

The minutes of the last meeting were read.  Jean made the motion to accept.  Minutes approved.

The Treasurer’s Report was given.   Our balance as of July 18th  is $1,228.15.  Nanette made the motion to accept with a second from Carol.  Report approved.

OLD BUSINESS:
The Ross County Guild contacted Tonya regarding the October luncheon.  They would like us to be there by 10:00 a.m. for Show and Tell, etc. with lunch at Noon.  All agreed this was fine and Tonya was to let them know.

We now have 30 blocks turned in for our 2017 raffle quilt.  Anyone having any blocks is asked to turn them in by the September meetin

NEW BUSINESS:
The next meeting’s program will be on appliqué techniques.  Each member is asked to bring their favorite appliqué.  Several members have agreed to demonstrate various methods.

Ann Faris told the members about the Sherman House in Lancaster, Ohio which currently has a display of Edith Head’s Clothing.  She went last year and said it was really worth visiting.

Meta also told members about the quilt show being held at the Quilt Barn in Athens.

SHARING:
Nanette brought placemats she had made using the striped pattern used in making the heart placemats.
Ann Faris showed a true Round Robin Quilt made with her sisters.  She also had pictures of all of the round robin quilts they had made.  Each sister started the middle of their quilt, passed it to another sister who  added a section until it was completed.  It was a beautiful quilt.
Ann also showed the center section of her tulip round robin quilt she had completed.  The blocks were from the last round robin quilt that members participated in.

Nanette  made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Becky.  All agreed and the meeting was adjourned.



COUNTRY ROADS QUILT GUILD
JUNE 13, 2016
The program on machine quilting was presented by Tonya Cozad.  Her demonstration was very informative.  She also showed some of the quilts she had machine quilted.

The meeting was called to order by President, Tonya Cozad.  There were eight members present.  

The minutes from the last meeting were read.  There was a correction to the minutes.  The luncheon to be held by the Chillicothe guild will be Wednesday, October 5th instead of 12th.  Jean made to motion to accept; seconded by Nanette.  All agreed.


The Treasurer’s Report was given.   After reimbursement checks were written to Tonya Cozad and Ann Faris, plus $5.00 leftover from quilt registration fees not used for lunch that day, our balance is $1,223.15.    Tonya made the motion to accept with a second from Christa.  All agreed.

OLD BUSINESS:
There are a few blocks left that need to be made for the 2017 raffle quilt.  Members attending took the remaining blocks.  There are seventeen blocks completed so far.

NEW BUSINESS:
The need for a vice-president was brought up.  Since there were only eight members present and elections will be held in October, it was decided to table the topic til then.  If needed, one of the members will conduct a meeting.

SHARING:
Ann Faris showed a beautiful blue and white patch quilt made like the one she had in the quilt show
Christa made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Carol.   All agreed and the meeting was adjourned.



COUNTRY ROADS QUILT GUILD
MAY 9, 2016

The meeting begin with the program being  presented by Nanette Gill.  She demonstrated how to make a heart table decoration.  Patterns and instructions were given to those who were interested.

The meeting was then called to order by President, Tonya Cozad.  There were seven members present. 
 
We welcomed  two guests, Pat Fetherolf and Cindy Smith,  from South Bloomfield who are joining our guild.

The minutes from the last meeting were read.  Jean Ward made the motion to accept with a second from Meta.

The Treasurer’s Report was given.   Our beginning balance was $1,019.50.  Checks were written for $125.00 for the judge and $150.00 for the prize money for the quilt show.  Jean will deposit $491.70 ($471.70 from the raffle and $20.00 left over from the prize money) on Tuesday.  We collected $30.00 in donations for the church.  We have two outstanding bills to pay but our balance will be over $1,000.00

OLD BUSINESS:

The quilt show was discussed.  We had a very nice show although attendance at the show was low.  A little over sixty people attended.  Hopefully next year, if we are able to obtain the Library, we may get more people as the location is a little closer to the midway.   It was brought up that there was a gentlemen at the show who wanted to know if any of the quilts were for sale.  There was some discussion as to the possibility of entrants putting a sign on their quilt if it was for sale along with pertinent information regarding the price, etc.

Debbie Stevens agreed to take and store the quilt frames for the guild .

We did have articles printed in two newspapers as well as the web site regarding our show.  A lady from the Courier did come and take pictures.  A news article will be submitted to the papers listing the winners.

The Ross Country Quilt Guild has set the date for the luncheon for Wednesday, October 12, 2016.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

NEW BUSINESS:

The raffle quilt was won by Allison Scarberry of McArthur.

Carol Meeks brought the blocks she had made for the 2017 raffle quilt.  We would like to have all blocks finished by August or September.  Any completed blocks should be given to Carol.
Debbie Stevens will look for some yellow fabric that we can use for the border.

The challenge, Depression Era Quilts, was discussed.  Meta distributed instructions for making a depression era quilt.  She also advised the guild that Athens Historical Society is interested in displaying depression era quilts in June of 2017 which would coincide with the display at the Athens Dairy Barn.  If you are interested in making a quilt, a story about the quilt would be appreciated.  We might also consider having a show of these quilts like the Civil War Show we had a few years ago.

Since our vice-president has resigned from the guild, we need to nominate someone to take her place.  Jean Ward made the motion with a second from Meta to table this nomination til the next meeting when more members are present.  All agreed. 

SHARING:

Meta showed a Cathedral Window Pillow Top she had made using a new technique.  She will give a program on the method in July since the July program was presented this evening.

Tonya showed the group a picture of the finished baby quilt she had shown last meeting.

Meta made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Carol.  All agreed and the meeting was adjourned.











COUNTRY ROADS QUILT GUILD
APRIL 11, 2016



The meeting was called to order by President, Tonya Cozad.  There were eleven members present.  

The minutes from the last meeting were read.  The minutes were corrected to read that the judging information sheets passed out at the last meeting listed all the elements that could be considered in the judging, not necessarily everything this particular judge would look for or consider.  Becky made to motion to accept.  All agreed.

The Treasurer’s Report was given.   Our beginning balance was $869.50.  We received the $150.00 prize money from WesBanco.  This makes our balance $1,019.50.   Becky made the motion to accept.  All agreed.

OLD BUSINESS:

All of the  ribbons for the Quilt Show are made. 

The raffle quilt is finished .  There are a few light stains remaining.  Meta will take it home to try to remove them.  It will be displayed in the lobby of  WesBanco in McArthur before the Turkey Festival.

Tonya passed out sign-up sheets for members to sign to help with and work at the quilt show.  Ann Farris will take care of registration and judging.  Becky Farris will make sure the ribbons and names are placed on the quilts.   Tonya and Carol will pick up the quilt frames from Sue. 

Tonya brought pictures of what the 2017 raffle quilt should look like for those who do not
have the book.  She also had copies of patterns for the blocks.   Members could choose whatever pattern  they would like to sew.  After agreeing that the white fabric Debbie brought would be used as the background material for the blocks (so they would be the same)  she gave each member two fat quarters.  Members can use any of their own scraps of material to complete their block designs.   The blocks should be 12”  and each member should make at least two blocks. 

Ann Faris made a pattern for the neck pillows discussed at the last meeting.  Members interested were given copies.

NEW BUSINESS:

The Ross Country Quilt Guild has asked us to select a date in October for the annual luncheon.   Debbie suggested Wednesday, October 5, 2016.  Meta made a motion to propose this date to them.  All agreed.

We need to find a place to store our quilt frames after the show as Sue can no longer do this.  Debbie will check and see if she has room in one of her buildings. 

It was also decided to send an article concerning our show to the local newspapers in hopes more quilters will enter.

SHARING:

Nanette showed a Bargello pattern quilt top she had made as well as a quilted red heart.

Meta showed two quilts made with red, yellow and black print fabric, one around 1860-1890 and the other around 1925.   She also had a runner she had purchased made from silks and cotton and embroidered with Egyptian motif and animals. 

Tonya showed a baby quilt she had started with an appliquéd Baby Minnie Mouse square surrounded by squares of pastels.

Debbie made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Nanette.  All agreed and the meeting was adjourned.




COUNTRY ROADS QUILT GUILD
MARCH 14, 2016


As voted on in the January meeting, the program was presented first.  The topic was Textile Artists of the Depression Era and some of the quilting fads that were created.  The presenter was  Meta VanNostran.  Meta showed several quilts that were made from the materials and patterns of the Depression Area.  She had original feed sack material used by farmers who purchased their feed in these sacks and other things made from this material besides quilts.  She also had books of patterns and articles that were from that era.  It was very interesting and informative especially for those interested in participating in the Depression Era Quilt Show in 2017.

The meeting was called to order by President, Tonya Cozad.  There were eleven members present.   It was good to have Debbie Stevens back in attendance.

Due to inclement weather in February, the meeting was cancelled.  The minutes of the January meeting were read .  Jean Ward made the motion to approve with a second by Christa Hahn.

The Treasurer’s Report was given.   After paying for the postage, our donation to the church and reimbursing Becky $ 10.00 for the copies of the tickets for the raffle quilt, the balance is $869.50.  Crista made the motion to accept with a second from Becky.  We have not received the $150.00 from WesBanco as yet.  Jean will check with them to see when we could expect it.

OLD BUSINESS:

We received a very nice thank you note from the VFW for our donations to the Veterans.

The ribbons for the Quilt Show are made.  Jean brought the backs to finish them.  Members took them home to attach the backs.

The cloth quilt is finished with the hand quilting.  Debbie took the quilt to add the sashing and Crista will bind it.

Tickets for the raffle were passed out .  The cost is $2.00 each or 6 for $10.00.  Cards were also distributed for members to place in businesses and area quilt shops  to advertise our Quilt Show.

The list of jobs and schedules for the quilt show was not available.  However, Ann Faris will take care of the registration and judging.  She had a sign up sheet for those who could help with the registration and the judging.  Ann passed out information sheets that listed the elements the judge would be looking at on the quilts.  It was decided to have the large quilts judged first.  They will be placed  in the room where the show will be held with the smaller quilts and wall hangings placed in the adjacent room to be judged after lunch.
During the judging after lunch, the quilt racks would be erected and the judged quilts hung.  Carol and Tonya will pick up the quilt racks from Sue. 

NEW BUSINESS:

There will be no program for the April meeting.  The job assignments and work schedules and any other details concerning the Turkey Festival Quilt Show will be finalized.  Meta will check with the program presenter that was to be here in February to see if she would be available and willing to come to the May meeting.

Tonya brought a book with a picture of a Farm Girl Sampler Quilt.  She though this might be a possible raffle quilt for next year.  After much discussion, Crista made the motion to make this quilt for the raffle with a second from Tonya.  Motion carried.  Tonya will make the copies of the different designs for the next meeting and members can choose the block designs they prefer to do.  Debbie will  give members who want to purchase the Farm Girl Vintage Quilt Book a 20% discount.

We have in the past had Jean open the church basement at 5:00 p.m. with the program starting at 6:00 p.m. The reasoning at the time was  that  if anybody had something they wanted to work on, they could at this time.  However,  since most members are coming around 5:30 p.m., she would like wait til 5:30 to open.   It was decided to change the time to open to 5:30.  If a program presenter or any member needs to be there earlier, please give her a call and she will be happy to open earlier. 

SHARING:

Jean Ward showed a small pillow her sister had received when she was in Riverside Hospital and really liked.   It is to be put behind the neck to offer support while sitting or reclining.  She thought it would be nice to make these for the veterans.  Members agreed.  Ann Faris will make a pattern for those interested.

Carol Meeks showed a colorful quilt top featuring different colored flip-flops and a table runner for Easter featuring a cross and lilies.  She also showed decorative stove towels made like little dresses that she and Tonya make to sell at craft shows.

Dawn Accord showed a baby quilt and a basket weave quilt in blues.

Crista had a letter inviting members of the guild to participate in the Diversity Fair at Vinton County High School on March 25 th .  The purpose of the fair is for students  to learn about different cultures and customs.  She and Shirley Graham attended last year.  Unfortunately, with the date being so close to Easter, none of the guild members are available to attend.  Hopefully, next year we can participate.

Debbie Stevens said that Vicki Pignatelli will be at her shop on Pumpkin Ridge on Saturday, April 2nd  from 10:00 a.m. - 500 p.m. if anyone is interested in coming. 

Jean  made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Carol.  All agreed and the meeting was adjourned.




COUNTRY ROADS QUILT GUILD
JANUARY 11, 2016


The first meeting of 2016 was called to order by President, Tonya Cozad.  There were eleven members present.

The minutes were read .  The year we would like to see about using the library for the Turkey Festival Quilt show was corrected to read 2017.  Jean Ward made the motion to approve.

The Treasurer’s Report was given.   The outstanding check has been cashed.  A check was issued to Ann Faris in the amount of $6.00 for postage for letters being sent regarding the Quilt Show in May.  This leaves our balance at $1,069.50.  Ann made the motion to accept the report with a second from Sue.


OLD BUSINESS:

    Jean contacted Wesbanco about being put in the budget to receive the $150.00 donation we use for prize money for the quilt show.  Mrs. Jacobs, who has taken care of this for us for several years, will be retiring at the end of the month.  She has already requested the money and hopes to get the check to us before she leaves.

Meta passed out a schedule for proposed programs for the coming year.  In February we are having a guest speaker for the program.  Christa made the motion that we offer $30.00 to the speaker for coming.  Suzanne seconded the motion with all in agreement. 

Discussion of holding the program  first  with the meeting to follow was discussed.  Meta made the motion with a second from Suzanne to move the demonstrations/programs to 6:00 p.m. and hold the meeting afterwards.  All agreed.

Ann contacted her sister Judy and she has agreed to judge the Quilt Show.

There was some discussion in December of what we might do to increase attendance at meetings and inspire new members to join.  Tonya read a statement she had written regarding some of her thoughts and concerns.

NEW BUSINESS:
 
The Chillicothe Quilt Guild is holding a Retreat at Canter’s Cave in Jackson on January 25 through 29, 2016.  The cost is $10.00 a day or $35.00 a day if you plan to stay.  Let Meta know if you are interested in attending or contact the Chillicothe Guild.

Ann brought a copy of the letter being sent to quilters and quilt shops in the area regarding the Wild Turkey Festival Quilt Show  times and categories.  Registration is on Tuesday, May 3rd  from 2 - 7:00 p.m.  Judging will be held on May 5th.  The show will be held May 6, 7, and 8, 2016.  A total of 48 letters are being sent. 


We need seven ribbons made:  One yellow (Crista); one red (Suzanne); three blue (Becky, Tonya, Sharon); one purple (Ann); and one green (Sharon).  Jean will make the backs and Dawn will finish up the ribbons we have that need fixing.

The cloth quilt is almost done.  Sharon will take it this month.  Tonya will purchase the material from Pumpkin Ridge to finish and bind the quilt.  There was discussion about possibly making a flyer with a picture of the quilt to be sent to the area quilt shops to help ticket sales and promote the show.  No definite decision was made at this time.

As there is quite a lot involved with holding the quilt show, the idea of dividing up the duties was also discussed.  Different members would be responsible for registration, set up, take down, etc.  This idea will be addressed at a later date.

Tonya suggested that we set up a table at our meetings to display information  regarding  any classes being held, an upcoming workshop or quilt show that members feel might be of interest to the guild.

Tonya also suggested the possibility of the guild doing another sewing project that we could raffle off.  Bring any ideas to the next meeting.  Also bring any pattern ideas for our 2017 Raffle Quilt.

Ann brought up that the guild usually sends the church a donation in December in appreciation for letting the guild use their facility during the year.    Becky made the motion to send the Church a $200.00 donation with a second from Sue.  All agreed.


It was decided to no longer have a UFO drawing.  This money could be saved for other purposes.


SHARING:

Crista Showed a baby quilt she had made.

Tonya showed a blue and white Quilt she had made for her husband for Christmas.

Crista made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Sharon  All agreed and the meeting was adjourned.

Meta demonstrated outline embroidery for quilts by hand and machine.  Each member was given a kit to practice.

COUNTRY ROADS QUILT GUILD
December 14, 2015


After a delicious carry-in dinner, the meeting was called to order by President, Tonya Cozad.  There were thirteen members present.

The minutes were read .  Jean Ward made the motion to approve with a second by Ann Faris

The Treasurer’s Report was given.   Our balance remains at $1.075.50 with one outstanding check of $75.00.


OLD BUSINESS:

    We received a very nice thank you note from Shepherd’s House.  They were thrilled with the stockings and all other items the guild members sent.  Their Chinese Auction was a huge success also.
   
The possibility of having or not having the  Quilt Show at the Turkey Festival was discussed.  Even though attendance has been low, it was decided it would be best to continue with the show.  Ann Faris made the motion to hold the Wild Turkey Quilt Show with a second from Sue Lauersdorf.  All members were in favor. 

Meta made the motion to have a judge for the show with a second from Shirley Graham.  All members were in favor.  Ann Faris knows someone she can get to judge so she will contact her.  We will offer her the same amount we paid to the judge last year.  Since it is still questionable if we would be able to use the library, it was decided to hold the show at the church and possibly get the Library in 2016.  Jean will call the church about securing the dates.  Ann and Jean will send out letters to quilters who have entered in the past.  Details concerning the show will be discussed at the January meeting. 

The whole cloth quilt is coming along and should be ready for the show.    Ann and Dawn will take it to work on.

NEW BUSINESS:

So far we have not received any word from the VFW.   When Jean delivered them, she said they were very pleased with the items we sent.  Ann said a Lady from the Veterans stopped her in the store and expressed her appreciation for what our guild does.

Meta volunteered along with help from Sue to organize programs for 2016.  If there is anything you are interested in seeing demonstrated, please let them know.

Some of our members have not been in attendance for a while.  It was discussed about the possibility of contacting them and inviting them to return.  No formal decision was made as yet.

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UFO:

Meta showed her beautiful quilt  called “Distressed”.  It was done in red embroidery.  She also explained why she had called it “Distressed”.

SHARING:

Meta also showed a Civil War Era fabric she had purchased at the Quilt Barn.  It was an 1870 Circa and put together by nine patches.

Nanette show a lovely Paper Pieced Quilt and one called a “Ten Minute Block.

Suzanne showed a pretty Cowboy Boot appliqué quilt she had done for her granddaughter.

Shirley read the “Legend of the Candy Cane” poem to the members.  The table centerpieces were made with candy canes.

Crista  made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Carol.  All agreed and the meeting was adjourned.
Becky divided the members in teams.  Team members had to race with a thimble in a spoon around several tables with each persons spoon becoming smaller.  Jeans Ward’s team won.  It was really fun.

The game to determine what our next year’s gift exchange would be was played.  Each member was given an envelope with a song title inside that was passed left, right and across several times as Becky‘s poem dictated.  At the end of the poem,  members opened their envelopes.  As each member told the title of her song, Becky made a list and will type it up for the next meeting.

Numbers were drawn for the gift exchange.  Each member then opened their gift and passed it around for all to see.  All of the items were so pretty.  It is always amazing the clever ideas our members  come up with in their use of fabrics they are given to use.

The party ended with all having had a wonderful time and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

COUNTRY ROADS QUILT GUILD
November 9, 2015


The meeting was called to order by President, Tonya Cozad.  There were thirteen members present.

The minutes were read .  Jean Ward made the motion to approve with a second by Becky Faris

The Treasurer’s Report was given.   Our balance after checks for $30.00 for UFO prizes and $75.00 to reimburse Brenda Hill for items purchased for our Veterans project is $1,075.50.   Ann Faris made the motion to accept with a second from Sue.


OLD BUSINESS:

    The luncheon with the Chillicothe quilters was discussed and deemed a huge success.  Everyone enjoyed the food and the games.  It is hoped that next year more members of our guild will be able to attend when the Chillicothe Quilters are the hosts.

    Ann Faris heard from her sister that the NQA is disbanding.

    Items for the Shepherd’s House Auction can be taken anytime to their office across from the Library.


NEW BUSINESS:

    Election of Officers for 2016 was held. 
Secretary:      Sue Lauersdorf  nominated Sharon Brotherton with a second from Ann Faris.
Treasurer:      Tonya  Cozad nominated  Jean Ward with a second from Sue Lauersdorf.
Vice-President:    Tonya Cozad nominated Sue Lauersdorf with a second from Brenda Hill.
President:      Crista Hahn nominated Tonya Cozad with a second from Ann Faris.

    All those nominated accepted the position.

A committee to organize programs for 2016 was discussed.  It was decided to wait until the December meeting.  Hopefully more members will attend.  We can get a better idea of what members would like to see demonstrated.

The possibility of having or not having the  Quilt Show at the Turkey Festival was discussed.  Attendance and participation is dwindling.  We would maybe have more people if we were able to secure the Library but the library addition is not scheduled for completion until  March or April if all goes well.   Having a booth uptown to show and sell tickets for our raffle quilt was discussed but the cost of a booth is expensive.  It was also suggested that we could have other needlework and crafts included with our show and whether we have a judged show or peoples choice.


Jean Ward made the motion to table the decision on the Quilt Show to December to make the final decision as to what we want to do.  Maybe by then we will be able to get more information as to the possibility of using the Library for the show.  Sue Lauersdorf seconded the motion.  Come prepared to decide.

The Christmas Party was discussed.  We still have meat left from our luncheon that we can use.  Everyone attending is to bring a covered dish.  It was decided each member will write the title of a song on a slip of paper and put it in an envelope ( bring extra if possible).  Becky Faris will have a story game and what ever envelope you have at the end will be your next Christmas gift challenge.  We will be able to use any material we choose.

There were no UFO’s

SHARING:

Sue showed a Kansas City Star block she made for her Depression Era Quilt.

Tonya showed a table runner made with butterfly material and a Christmas Table Runner.

Jean made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Sue  All agreed and the meeting was adjourned.

Ditty bags were filled for the Veterans.  Shepherd’s house decided this year that they would rather we send the items and stockings.  They can fill the stockings with appropriate items as needed.  Jean will deliver the items.

COUNTRY ROADS QUILT GUILD
OCTOBER 12, 2015



The meeting was called to order by President, Tonya Cozad.  There were eight members present.

The minutes were read .  Becky Faris made the motion to approve with a second by Jean Ward.

The Treasurer’s Report was given.   After reimbursing Becky Faris for the meat for the luncheon, our balance is $1,180.50.   Nanette made the motion to approve with a second from Sue.


OLD BUSINESS:

The Depression Era Quilt Show to be held in 2017 was brought up and discussed.   Sue passed out resource materials regarding depression era quilting and materials used.  She also had two books showing various patterns from 1900 - 1950.  It was decided to ask the ladies of the Chillicothe guild if they would be interested in participating in this quilt show.

The luncheon was discussed.  Becky and Ann showed the favors and place setting decorations they had made.  It was decided we should have name tags for the luncheon.  Sue will provided these.


NEW BUSINESS:

Elections of officers for the coming year was discussed.  Sue made the motion to hold the election of officers for 2016 at the November meeting.  Dawn seconded the motion.

The stockings and Shepherds House Chinese auction were discussed.  Jean will find out for us if they prefer the stockings to be stuffed with a note stating the age and gender appropriate for the stocking  or if they would rather us send a box with the supplies and the stockings separate so they could fill them as needed.  She will also find out when Shepherds House needs the items for their Chinese auction in December.

There were no UFO’s

SHARING:

 Sue showed a top with appliquéd birds and bird house.

Tonya showed a table runner with appliquéd barns and a Snowman Quilt  she had made.

Sue  made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Nanette.   All agreed and the meeting was adjourned.

OCTOBER 14, 2015 - Luncheon

The annual luncheon with the Chillicothe Guild was held on Wednesday, October 14, 2105.  There were fourteen ladies from the Chillicothe and Circleville Guilds and eleven from the Country Roads guild in attendance.

After everyone introduced themselves, show and tell was conducted.  There were many beautiful quilts, table runners and various items that were shown.    The Chillicothe ladies were invited to enter the Depression Era Quilt show and the information Sue had given at the meeting on Monday was handed out to them.

A delicious lunch was served at noon.   Ann, Becky and  Dawn did a wonderful job decorating the tables.  The ladies really liked the pin cushions and favors.  Quilt bingo was played with everyone present winning a gift.   A fun time was had by all.


COUNTRY ROADS QUILT GUILD
SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

The meeting was called to order by President, Tonya Cozad.  There were fourteen members present.

The minutes were read .  Jean Ward made the motion to approve with a second by Carol Meeks.

The Treasurer’s Report was given.   Our balance remains at $1,219.49.   Phyllis Boothe made the motion to approve with a second from Sharon Brotherton

OLD BUSINESS:

    The luncheon with the Chillicothe quilters was discussed.  Everyone is to bring one or more white elephant gifts to the October meeting.  They should be wrapped or in a gift bag as they will be used as the prizes for the bingo games.  Show and Tell will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.  Lunch will be served at noon with games to follow.  A sign up sheet for soup, salad and dessert was passed around for members to sign who were not in attendance at the August meeting.  

A letter to the Ross County Quilters should be sent to remind them about the luncheon.  Sharon will take care of this.

We were notified from the Library that due to construction, they will not be hosting the Festival of the Trees this year.


NEW BUSINESS:

The program for the October meeting was discussed.  As Tonya had previously demonstrated free motion quilting and Debbie Stevens is unable to attend, we do not have a program.  It was decided to work on stockings for Shepherd’s House and lap robes for the Veterans.  There was material available for anyone who needs it to make lap robes. 

Jean Ward mentioned that the women’s shelter is having a Chinese auction  during the Downtown Christmas celebration.  Anyone who wishes to donate items to them for this auction should bring them to the October meeting.  They especially need old cell phones. 

The Depression Era Quilt Show to be held in October, 2017 was discussed.

The Nelsonville Quilt Shop has started a Quilt Challenge for anyone interested.  It is a Six-Point Star, any size.  Prize is a $50.00 gift certificate from the quilt shop.

The Chillicothe Quilt Show will be held on September 25 and 26, 2015.  Registration is September 23rd.

There were no UFO’s

SHARING:

Phyllis showed table runners she had made for an upcoming craft show as well as a “Twister”  quilt top and table runner. 

Nanette showed a quilted runner that is hung over the back of the bed.   She also showed a wall hanging and the Cathedral  Window Christmas ornament she had finished.

Carol showed the cat “Mug Rugs” she had made to set coffee cups on.

Tonya showed the baby quilt she had made and quilted.  She also showed a zebra doll she had made for an upcoming craft show.

Nanette made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Carol   All agreed and the meeting was adjourned.

Meta told about and showed several quilts that were done with red embroidery called Red Works.  She also shared a lot of information about the history of  Red Works and the various things that inspired them such as birds, flowers, etc.   She also showed her collection of  various items ladies had embroidered for covering household items.  Ann Faris showed a quilt she had made using Red Works embroidery.




Minutes – July 13, 2015             Country Roads Quilt Guild

The meeting was called to order by President, Tonya Cozad.  8 members were present. 

Minutes were not read in the absence of Sharon Brotherton, Secretary

The Treasurer’s report was given by Ann Ward, Treasurer.   The balance in the account is 1219.49 with all bills paid to date. 

UFO drawing:   No UFO’s were shown and there was no drawing.

Sharing:  Tonya showed her newest baby quilt with piecing and applique.

Old business:   

Ross County Quilters Luncheon will be on October 14.  (Meta verified this). Signups for the luncheon foods, favors, etc. will be done at the August Meeting.  There was discussion of possible games for the  luncheon, and we are asked to bring a wrapped white elephant prize to be used as door prizes.

Theme for our (library) Christmas Tree was further discussed.  Bring in ideas for something “old” for the decoration – bring decorations in September.

New business:  

The program for August will be English Paper Piecing by Sue.  Please bring your sewing needles, thread and thimble.  Hopefully practice kits will arrive for all.

It was discussed that this guild do a Depression Era Quilt Show in October of 2017 (similar to the Civil War Show that we did in October of 2013(?).
Meta moved that we do so, Ann seconded the motion and the motion carried to do the show.

A 2016 Quilt Challenge was discussed with possible theme ideas brought out – such as a song title.
Row by Row theme quilting mentioned. 

Jean motioned to adjourn the meeting, Becky seconded.



Program for this meeting took place at Meta’s with the covered dish quilting bee on the white on white quilt during the day.  There was discussion about the possibility of having a quilting bee in the afternoon of the regular quilt meeting days, for those who can, prior to the meeting.


Respectfully submitted by Sue Lauersdorf for Sharon Brotherton, Secretary.







COUNTRY ROADS QUILT GUILD
JUNE 19, 2015

The meeting was called to order by Renee Rose, Vice-President.  There were twelve members present.

The minutes were read with one correction.  It should be Alice Graves instead of Ann Graves whose quilt was shown at the Turkey Festival Quilt Show.  Jean Ward made the motion to approve with a second by Brenda Hill.

The Treasurer’s Report was given.  We have a balance of $1,219.49  (That is after paying Cindy Woods and a donation of $25.00).  Brenda made the motion to approve with a second from Becky.

OLD BUSINESS:

    Renee asked if there were any ideas for the pioneer Christmas tree.  Decorations were discussed:
Wooden,  calico ornaments (no bright colors), beads.  Jean has some pine cones that were left over from a tree the guild has previously done.  Ann suggested a burlap tree skirt for the tree and volunteered to make it.  It was decided to bring some things we have made to the August meeting.  We can see what we need to add or get more ideas as what to make.

Meta was unable to attend the meeting.  Renee is going to contact Meta and have her put on the website directions, when we need to be there and what we need to bring for the July meeting.    Since only a few can work on the raffle quilt at one time, it was suggested that  possibly other members could work on the favors for the Ross County Quilters Luncheon. 

Reminder:  The luncheon will be held on October 14, 2015. 

NEW BUSINESS:

We need to decide what entertainment we will have at the luncheon.    It was discussed about members bringing in white elephants and using them as prizes for bingo.  Debbie Stevens will bring in a basket worth $50.00 that we can decide what we want to do with it.  It was decided to table this matter and who would be willing to be in charge until the August meeting.

There were no UFO’s

SHARING:

Renee showed a quilt she is getting ready to quilt.  It is a  Block of the Month Quilt  called “First Ladies”

Ann showed some of the blocks of her Round Robin Dutch Theme Quilt that she is starting to put together.

As there was no program presented,  it was decided to add Machine Embroidery techniques to the  program with preparing quilts for long arm quilting scheduled for October.

Phyllis Boothe, a returning member of the Guild, was introduced and welcomed back.

Brenda made a motion to adjourn.  All agreed and the meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.


Minutes – May 11, 2015             Country Roads Quilt Guild

The meeting was called to order by President, Tonya Cozad.  14 members were present. 

Minutes were read by Sue Lauersdorf for Sharon Brotherton, Secretary.  No corrections or additions were offered.    Move to approve given by Ann – seconded by Shirley. 

The Treasurer’s report was given by Jean Ward, Treasurer.   The balance in the account is 1194.49 with all bills paid to date.  Motion to approve by Debbie.  Seconded by Tina.

UFO drawing:   No UFO’s were shown and there was no drawing.

Sharing:  Tonya showed her Butterfly Table Runner.

Old business:    The raffle quilt was won by Pat Burger of the Chillicothe guild.  Ann reported that there was a quilt brought in late by the family of former member Ann Graves, who will be 100 years old in June.   It was displayed without judging.   43 visitors signed the quilt show book.  $23.00 was placed in the collection jar for the Church.

Shirley stated that she volunteered at the Middle School to help with the “pillowcase dresses”.  42 dresses were completed.

Ross County Quilters Luncheon will be on October 14.  (Meta verified this). Signups for the luncheon foods, favors, etc.  will be done in August and September.

New business:   Theme for our (library) Christmas Tree:   A motion to vote was called by Krista Hahn.

There was a slight interruption as the church floor began to flood from the rain, and the diligent women of the guild mopped it up with wet mops, dishtowels, shovel and dustpan, hauling out the water in a large enamel canner.

As fans blew across the carpet, the meeting continued with the vote on the theme.   Majority vote went to the “Pioneer” theme.  Some discussion followed about what decorations that theme might include.  Discussion will be at the next meeting after some research can be done.

Change in Schedule:   The June and July program plans were switched.  Program for June will be machine techniques – regular and embroidery by Patty Sobel and Lisa Carr.
The Quilting Bee and Carry-in at Meta’s house will be held in July.

White on White quilt goes with Ann this month.

Tina moved to adjourn the meeting.   Meeting adjourned – Party followed.

Nanette gave the program on making Cathedral Window Ornaments.  She said the pattern is from Quilter’s World Magazine.

Respectfully submitted by Sue Lauersdorf for Sharon Brotherton, Secretary.




COUNTRY ROADS QUILT GUILD
Minutes - March 9, 2015

The meeting was called to order by President, Tonya Cozad.  There were 14 members present.

The minutes of the last meeting were read.  Renee  moved to accept, Jean seconded.  Minutes approved.

TREASURER’S REPORT

Given by Jean Ward.  We had a balance of $700.96, received $150.00 from Wesbanco for our quilt show prize money, received a donation of $100.00 from Meta from the sale of her book, paid $53.65 to Debbie Stevens for quilting the raffle quilt, and $3.80 to Ann Faris  to cover the cost of printing the tickets.  This leaves us with a balance of $893.51.

OLD BUSINESS:

Becky brought the tickets for the Raffle Quilt.  It was decided to sell them for $2.00 ea., 3 for $5.00 or 6 for $10.00.  She also brought original copies in case we need to make more.  Tonya and Renee have them as Ann and Becky will not be able to attend the Saturday & Sunday of the Quilt show.

Prizes for the show will be 1st $10.00; 2nd  $6.00 and 3rd  $4.00.

Becky also brought the tickets for the basket raffle.  After much discussion, it was decided to do a theme basket instead of  one with quilting supplies  as not many quilters attend the show.  Renee made the motion; Meta seconded to do a Movie Basket .  All members are asked to bring an item such as popcorn, candy, etc. that follows the theme of a movie night to the meeting in April.  Meta will make up the basket.

Debbie checked with Cindy Wood and she will judge the quilts on Tuesday, May 5th.  Debbie will also be with her in order to get her hours to become a certified judge.  Debbie reminded all those who are going to enter a quilt into the show to make sure the corners are sewed on the front and back.

Due to construction starting at the Library, the Turkey Festival Quilt Show has been moved back to the basement of the church.  Jean checked with the church and we can have it for the week.  Registration will be on Monday either in the upstairs of the church or downstairs if no one is using it.    Since, the letters have been sent out, Clint Walker offered to re-send a corrected letter to any one we want.  So far, corrected letters have been sent to the area quilt shops.  Members suggested names of quilters we should probably re-send to who usually enter our show as well as put it on our website and the Library website.  A notice can be put at the Library about the change in case someone does not see or hear of the change of venue.  Tina suggested that we set up the show during registration if the room is available.  That way the quilts will not have to be moved before judging and they can already be grouped into their categories.

Jean checked with the church as to the possibility of using the church basement another day if we would have to cancel due to weather.  The church is used on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings for the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.  The members decided they did not want to disrupt the other organizations meeting times.  Renee made a motion that we hold our meetings on the same day regardless of whether school is closed and those who are able can come.  Debbie seconded, all agreed.

Suggestions were made for the 2015 Christmas Tree for the Library: An 1815  Christmas Tree, An Owl Tree, A Pioneer Tree and a Christmas Around the World.  Members decided to research all of the ideas and delay deciding until the May meeting after the quilt show.


Since the Library conference room is not available, the monthly quilt program cannot be held there.  Debbie said we could use her shop as she has no classes scheduled on Fridays if we decide we want to start a program.



NEW BUSINESS

This year it is our guild’s turn to host the luncheon for the Chillicothe Quilt Club.  Jean will check with the church to see if we can use it on October 14th or 28th.  Renee made the motion to host the luncheon on October 14th or 28th whichever is available.  Carol seconded.  All agreed.

The 2015 Raffle Quilt was displayed.  It is a really nice quilt.  Carol will take it home and bind it.  Jean will make a tag for the back.

There will be a sign up sheet at the next meeting for workers for the Quilt Show.

Renee will check with WKOV Radio to see if they would mention our Quilt Show.

There were no UFOs this month.

Share:   Carol showed a Tulip Table Runner and a Flower Table Runner.
   
    Meta showed a Christmas Theme Quilt that was a challenge from the Nelsonville group;
    A flower quilt challenge made without using any flowered material; and a small quilt her
    Sister-in-law started and she is finishing.
   
    Dawn showed pictures and a card she had made by cutting paper then  backing it with another     colored paper to bring out the design which was also hers.   

Jean gave a list of materials we need to bring to the next meeting for the program.  Nanette Gill is going to demonstrate how to make a Cathedral Window Christmas decoration or winter project.

Renee moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Debbie, all agreed and meeting was adjourned.

The program was presented by Renee Rose and Dawn Accord on Foundation Piecing.  Renee showed us how to make a block by using paper piecing.  Dawn had some examples she had made using this method.  The program was very enjoyable and informative.



COUNTRY ROADS QUILT GUILD
Minutes - February 9, 2015

The meeting was called to order by President Tanya Cozad.  Thirteen members were present including one new member, Marilyn Primmer.

The minutes of the November meeting were read by secretary, Sharon Brotheron.  Minutes of the short meeting held after the December Christmas party were not available.  January’s meeting was cancelled due to weather.  Jean made the motion to approve with a second from Brenda.

The Treasurer’s report was given by Jean Ward.  We have a balance of $700.96.  This is after Brenda was reimbursed for purchase of the items for the Veterans and $30.00 for our monthly UFO drawings.
Motion to approve was made by Renee and seconded by Carol.



OLD BUSINESS:

The Christmas Tree donated to the library won 3rd prize and was sold for $75.00.  There were 13 trees donated this year.  There was some discussion about the tree for 2015.  Debbie made a motion to bring ideas about a theme  for the tree to the next meeting.  Carol seconded and all approved.

The policy of  canceling our meeting if school is closed for inclement weather was discussed.    The possibility of rescheduling the meeting was discussed.    We have many projects that need to be completed  during the year at designated times.   We actually only have 11 meetings throughout the year and missing one or more meetings could put us behind in accomplishing them.  Jean will contact the church and see if there any days open during the month.  Debbie made the motion to reschedule a meeting canceled due to weather, Sue seconded, all approved.

Becky was wondering where her round robin quilt box might be.  She hasn’t seen it since October.  Tanya has a list of the members who have boxes out.  She will check and let Becky know who has it.

Sue brought up resuming the monthly Quilt at the Library program.  Tanya will check with the Library about the possibility.  It would be on a Friday from 10:00 am - 2:00 p.m.  If the Library is not available, Debbie offered her shop as a place to meet.



NEW BUSINESS:

Jean contacted Charlotte Jacobs at Wesbanco regarding the $150.00 donated by the bank for prize money for the Wild Turkey Quilt Show.  She has added us to the budget.

Suzanne has a friend, Audrey Martin, who works for the Visitors Bureau at Hocking Hills.  She said since we are a non-profit organization, we could put some flyers concerning our group and activities in the visitors center.  Suzanne will contact her for more information.

Renee and her committee have the letters regarding our Wild Turkey Quilt Show ready to be mailed.  The only changes are the dates, place and committee members.  She also thought it was a good idea to send this information to the quilt shops in the surrounding areas.  The Quilt Show will be at the Library on May 7, 8, and 9, 2015.  Registration will be on May 4th from 2:00-7:00 p.m.  Registration will be $1.00 per quilt with a limit of three quilts to be entered.  It was suggested that we send Meta a copy of the letter to put on our website.

We do not as yet have a judge for the show.  Cindy Wood has said she would be willing to judge it for us.  Sue made the motion to ask Cindy Wood.  Brenda seconded, all approved; the motion carried.  Tanya brought up what we paid the judge last year and what to offer Cindy.  Sue made the motion to pay her $125.00 for her time. Brenda seconded, all  approved; motion carried.  Debbie will check with Cindy that she is agreeable and what day would be best for her to judge.

There are still some ribbons needed.  Members signed up to make what is needed and will bring them to the next meeting.  Jean will make the backs.  Members making ribbons should come at 5:00 p.m. before the next meeting to attach the backs to the ribbons so they will be done.

It was also suggested that after it is quilted, we put a label on the back of the quilt with the name and year.

Renee brought up that it would be nice to have a certified judge for our quilt show in the future.  Since our Treasury cannot support this at this time, she brought up several ideas that we might undertake to increase our balance.

The price of our tickets for the raffle quilt need to be adjusted.  Renee made the motion to raise the price from $1.00 ea. or 6/$5.00 to $2.00 each or 6/$10.00.  Sue seconded the motion; all agreed; motion carried.
Becky will change the price on the tickets and bring them to be distributed at the next meeting.  Tanya will take a picture of the raffle quilt and have copies made to give to the members at the same time.

Another idea was to have a basket filled with fat quarters, pieces of material or any unfinished blocks  that we could raffle off during the show.  We could charge $1.00 a chance.  Members are asked to bring these items to the next meeting.  Becky has a roll of numbered tickets that she will bring to use.  All money received would be profit as all materials would be donated.

Another idea was to have a silent auction on mini quilts which are popular.

SHOW AND TELL:

Brenda showed her completed  Twister quilt top.

Lily showed her Churn Dash quilt top.

Suzanne showed her  Star Wall Hanging.

Sharon showed her appliquéd table runner and a quilt top she purchased in Berlin, Ohio.

Sign up for UFO’s was conducted.  Brenda Hill’s name was drawn.

Each member was to bring three fat quarters in a paper bag to be used to make a Christmas gift for 2015.  The bags were distributed.  Only one other fabric (regardless of size) can be added. 

Renee moved the meeting be adjourned, Brenda seconded.  Meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m. 

Jean Ward gave written directions and demonstrated how to make a Butterfly Block using handkerchiefs.






Minutes – December 8, 2014      Country Roads Quilt Guild

The meeting was called to order by President, Crista Hahn.  21 members and 1 guest were present.  Edie Rupert was our guest.

Minutes were read by Sue Lauersdorf, Secretary.  1 correction noted:   It was Roni rather than Ann who told about the shop in Athens called The Wooden Spool.  Move to approve given by Renee. 

The Treasurer’s report was given.   The balance in the account is $798.00 after deduction of $200.00 to McArthur Methodist Church.  The guild was asked if WesBanco’s donation was wanted for the quilt show awards.  Majority agreed. 

UFO drawing:   Shirley won the drawing for her T-shirt quilt.

Sharing:  
Tanya:      Gift Christmas Stockings
Bonnie:    Wedding Quilt – Corinthians “Love is….”
Crista:      Playpen Christmas hanger quilt.
         Star
Nanette:  Christmas potholder and towel.
        Christmas ornament (cathedral windows).
Suzanne:   Heart applique quilt

Old business:  none

New business:  Meta – Challenge for 2015 will be discussed in January.

White on White quilt goes with Ann this month.

Renee moved to adjourn the meeting.   Meeting adjourned – Party followed.

Respectfully submitted by Sue Lauersdorf, Secretary.



Minutes – November 10, 2014      Country Roads Quilt Guild

The meeting was called to order by President, Crista Hahn.  15 members were present.  We have a new member, Dinah Rupert. 

Minutes were read by Sue Lauersdorf, Secretary.   Move to approve given by Renee. 

The Treasurer’s report was given by Jean Ward, Treasurer.   The balance in the account is $1007.27.   One bill outstanding for $76.31 submitted by Brenda for the purchase of VA items of clothing.   Renee moved to approve.

UFO drawing:   Carol showed her Deer Table topper UFO.  Renee drew for UFO – Carol won.

Sharing:  
Carol:   Two deer table toppers.
Patty:    Three framed pictures with the word JOY applicated and machine embroidered.
              Table topper
Ann:      Quilted Weekend Bag

Old business
Our service projects and Christmas Tree were assembled prior to this meeting and they are ready for delivery.

Christmas party:   Paper cups, napkins, plates, plasticware  and games are purchased/prepared by Brenda for December Christmas party.   Please bring pot-luck finger food enough for 15-20 people.

White on White quilt remains with Tina this month.

New Business

Renee reported that there is a new quilt shop in Chillecothe, called Old Town Fabric Shop.
Ann reported that there is a new shop called The Wooden Spool in Athens.
     (Both have been added to our Membership Roster for the benefit of Members).

Discussion regarding making a Donation to McArthur Methodist Church for their kindness and for the use of the facility.   Ann moved that we give $200.00 as in the past.   Tanya seconded the motion.   Motion carried.

December will be the Christmas Party at our regular meeting time.

Respectfully submitted by Sue Lauersdorf, Secretary.




Minutes – October 13, 2014      Country Roads Quilt Guild

The meeting was called to order by President, Crista Hahn.  13 members were present.  We have a new member, Patty, who recently moved to Jackson, Ohio from Cleveland, Ohio. 

Minutes were read by Sue Lauersdorf, Secretary.  

The Treasurer’s report was given by Ann Faris for Jean Ward, Treasurer.   The balance in the account is $1057.25.   Renee moved to approve.

UFO drawing:   None.  Brenda drew for UFO – Nanette’s name was picked.

Sharing:  
Ann Faris – Completed Tree Skirt for Christmas tree to go to Library.
Suzanne Heiser – Gift Quilt for husband – Barn with Flag painted on roof.
Debbie Stevens – Christmas tree panel Wall Hanging with Hot crystal embellishments.
Crista Hahn – Granddaughter’s Pumpkin wall hanging
        Leaf Wall Hanging   
        Vase/Plant coasters
Nanette Gill – Antique Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt – in need of repair
        Pillow Top
Old business
Bring fillings for stocking, VA bags, and Walker Bags, and bring lap blankets for VA to the November meeting.  Suggested items – soap, personal care items, pens for VA.  A move was made by Renee to allow $50-60.00 for purchasing items to wear.  Seconded by Debby.
Brenda volunteered to purchase these items.

Report on progress of the 2015 pieced quilt for the Turkey Festival Drawing was given by Debbie.
The white on white quilt was taken home by Tina for this month.   It is progressing well.

New Business

The luncheon in Chillicothe (given by our sister group- Ross County Quilters) had only three Country Roads members in attendance.  Members were embarrassed by the low attendance and the abundant prizes given by the hostesses.

Margaret Sowers passed this past week.  Margaret was a long time member of the Country Roads Quilt Guild and the Methodist Church in which we meet.  The family requested that all memorial gifts be given to the Methodist Church Women’s group at McArthur Methodist Church.  As previously determined, a gift of $50.00 will be given to family choice in memoriam of deceased members.

Meta reminded us that we will be doing some quilting demonstration of personal projects at the library on November 4th from 1 – 2pm.   Those who will be going can be there by 10:00 and bring a sack lunch or go out for lunch.  A small punched paper project to teach the blanket stitch to those interested will be present.  Hopefully we will have some brochures to distribute to interested persons about our guild.

Meta:  Dairy Barn quilt show.  Please look online for open times.

Election of Officers for 2015: 

Duties begin with January 1, 2015 meeting for the following:

President – Tanya Cozad
Vice President – Renee Rose
Secretary – Sharon Brotherton
Treasurer – Jean Ward
Program Chair – Ann Faris, with Suzanne and Patty on committee.
Quilt Show Chairman – Renee Rose, with committee, Meta, Brenda and Debbie

Move to accept was made by Renee with Tina seconding.

Meeting adjourned.

Program:   Work on quilts or ornaments for tree.








Minutes – August 11, 2014      Country Roads Quilt Guild

The meeting was called to order by President, Crista Hahn.  16 members were present.
Minutes were read by Sue Lauersdorf, Secretary.   Renee moved to approve the minutes.
The Treasurer’s report was given by Jean Ward, Treasurer.   The balance in the account is $1057.25.   Renee moved to approve.

UFO drawing:   None

Sharing:  
Tonya – Leila’s Garden Baby Quilt
Carol – Christmas Table Runner,  Table top hot pads
Roni – Quilting equipment tote
Suzanne – Two paintings


Old business

Ann reported on the quality of the Edith Head Clothing display in Lancaster and encouraged others to attend.

Round Robin reports were given….Started in September, to end in January.

Election of officers:   Following discussion, it was moved by Renee and seconded by Becky that officer election would be done in October and the new officers would begin their term in January.

New Business

Program for December will be given by Tanya and Carol:   Quilt as you Go

The 2015 Quilt show was discussed and it was decided that we continue having the Turkey Festival Quilt show, with an additional committee to focus on just advertising.  We are to consider whether or not to have it judged or not, include vendors and/or serving food for further discussion in October.  Move to continue the Turkey Festival Quilt Show was made by Sue and seconded by Shirley.

Good Time Quilters will have their 21st Annual Quilt Show at Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 E. Mound Street, Circleville, OH.   Admission is $5.00 for one day or $8.00 for three.  They sell lunches there.

Renee moved to adjourn the meeting.

Respectfully submitted by Sue Lauersdorf, Secretary






Minutes – July 2014      Country Roads Quilt Guild

The meeting was called to order by President, Crista Hahn.  16 members and 3 guests were present.

Minutes were read by Sue Lauersdorf, Secretary, with the following corrections:   The treasurer’s report was corrected to show a balance of $1057.27.   Renee moved to approve the minutes.

The Treasurer’s report was given by Jean Ward, Treasurer.   The balance in the account is $1057.25.   Renee moved to approve the minutes.

Introduction of guests:   From Indiana:   Marilyn Atkinson, Jane Cummins, and Carol Zimmerman.

It was noted that Roni Howery is hospitalized in OBlenness.

UFO drawing:   Nanette finished a quilt.  Renee won $10.00 on the drawing.

Sharing:  
Tonya – Table Runner with flowers in sprinkler can.
Sue (Ann’s Sister) – preemie blankets, table runner, wavy patch.
Carol (guest) – Clock using buttons – sewing theme.
Jane (guest) - Small pieces:  ½ inch octagonal paper piecing piece, acorn square, around the world, tiny sunbonnet sue patches, log cabin, others.
Marilyn – Table runner – Dresden Quilt.
Shirley – T-Shirt patches







Minutes – June 2013             Country Roads Quilt Guild

 

The meeting was called to order by President, Crista Hahn.

 

Minutes of the prior meeting were read by Sue Lauersdorf, Secretary, with the following corrections:   The wholecloth quilt was taken by Renee for quilting, and Debbie brought a quilt by Judy Neimeier for showing.    Minutes were approved – so moved by Renee and seconded by Ann.

 

The Treasurer’s report was given by Jean Ward, Treasurer.  She reports that $50.00 was paid out to Project Lifesaver leaving a balance of $1027.27.  Renee approved to move acceptance of the report and Ann seconded.                         

 

Introduction of new members/guests:   Cici Black was introduced to the few who did not already know her.  She is an experienced quilter – “the old way”.

 

UFO’s , drawing and Other sharing:     Renee shared her Medallion Quilt which she is making while taking Meta’s Borders class at Nelsonville quilt shop.  She said she has learned “A LOT” in that class.  She also brought in a star pattern quilt top that utilizes all Civil War fabrics.

 

Old business

 

1. Meta’s documentation of the Civil War Quilt Exhibit last September is now back from the printer and she will bring them to the next meeting.  Cost $8.00 to us at this time.

 

2.  Sharon brought in photos and an article published in the Vinton Courier of our Wild Turkey Festival Quilt show to share.

 

New Business

 

1.  For the July meeting, we will be working on the Raffle Quilt.  Those who are wanting to work on the pieced quilt should bring their sewing machines.    Those who will be working on the wholecloth quilt should bring their hoops, thimbles and needles.   Those who are not working on either quilt can begin to prepare for some of the service project work in August from the fabrics we have stored in the closet.

 

2.  At the August Meeting   we will be working on service projects:  Walker Totes, lap robes and ditty bags for the VA hospital, including bright and cheery items for the few women who are there.  We will be working on Christmas stockings for Shepherd’s House also.

 

 

Renee moved to adjourn the meeting and Nannette seconded.   Meeting adjourned, and while Roberta was scheduled to demonstrate some rulers, she was unable to make the meeting, The members brought in a variety of their favorite rulers and explained why they were favorites. 

 

 


Minutes – June 2013             Country Roads Quilt Guild

 

The meeting was called to order by President, Crista Hahn.

 

Minutes of the prior meeting were read by Sue Lauersdorf, Secretary, with the following corrections:   The wholecloth quilt was taken by Renee for quilting, and Debbie brought a quilt by Judy Neimeier for showing.    Minutes were approved – so moved by Renee and seconded by Ann.

 

The Treasurer’s report was given by Jean Ward, Treasurer.  She reports that $50.00 was paid out to Project Lifesaver leaving a balance of $1027.27.  Renee approved to move acceptance of the report and Ann seconded.                         

Introduction of new members/guests:   Cici Black was introduced to the few who did not already know her.  She is an experienced quilter – “the old way”.

 

UFO’s , drawing and Other sharing:     Renee shared her Medallion Quilt which she is making while taking Meta’s Borders class at Nelsonville quilt shop.  She said she has learned “A LOT” in that class.  She also brought in a star pattern quilt top that utilizes all Civil War fabrics.

 

Old business

 

1. Meta’s documentation of the Civil War Quilt Exhibit last September is now back from the printer and she will bring them to the next meeting.  Cost $8.00 to us at this time.

 

2.  Sharon brought in photos and an article published in the Vinton Courier of our Wild Turkey Festival Quilt show to share.

 

New Business

 

1.  For the July meeting, we will be working on the Raffle Quilt.  Those who are wanting to work on the pieced quilt should bring their sewing machines.    Those who will be working on the wholecloth quilt should bring their hoops, thimbles and needles.   Those who are not working on either quilt can begin to prepare for some of the service project work in August from the fabrics we have stored in the closet.

 

2.  At the August Meeting   we will be working on service projects:  Walker Totes, lap robes and ditty bags for the VA hospital, including bright and cheery items for the few women who are there.  We will be working on Christmas stockings for Shepherd’s House also.

 

 

Renee moved to adjourn the meeting and Nannette seconded.   Meeting adjourned, and while Roberta was scheduled to demonstrate some rulers, she was unable to make the meeting, The members brought in a variety of their favorite rulers and explained why they were favorites. 

 

 

Minutes – May 12, 2014  Country Roads Quilt Guild

The meeting was called to order by Tonya Kozad.

Secretary’s report was read by Meta Van Nostran.  Renee moved to approve.

Treasurer’s report was read by Jean Ward, Treasurer.   Total sales from quilt show was $620 on the quilt and registration.  The bank donation covered prize money with $20 left over.  $1137.27 is the current balance.  Raffle quilt was won by Paula Henderson from WesBanco.

Renee moved to file for audit.

Crista Hahn arrived late and took the lead.

Discussion commenced regarding individuals interested in coming to our meetings.

The whole cloth quilt was viewed to see work in progress to date.  Ann and Dawn will take the quilt this month.

Debbie shared a quilt from Jenny Nieggemeir’s (?) trunk show.  Debbie will be offering classes in the future.

The winner of the UFO is Sharon Brotherton.

OLD BUSINESS

Thank you to all who helped with the quilt show.  70 people signed the guest book.

Discussion of the quilt judge was positive.  Maggie Marziale (?)

A suggestion was made to make an announcement at the radio tent and many other ideas to gain greater attendance.  Debbie suggested a "general store."

Renee moved to table the discussion for publicity of the quilt show.  Tonya second. Passed.

Project Lifesaver was discussed. Debbie moved to donate $50.  Becky second.  Passed. 

Decorations for the Christmas tree was discussed.  1500’s paper roses.  1600’s Paradise tree using apples.  1700’s sugar tree edibles – cookies, apples and red strips of paper.  1800’s – table top trees, bone glass beads and bulbs.  1900’s – lighted tree but not widely used until 1930.  Also used paper snowflakes early 1900’s.   Title of the tree:  Christmas through the Centuries.  It was decided to stay with a green tree.  Becky will cut white snowflakes, Jean will supply beaded strings.  Tina will experiment with red paper curly cues.  Debbie will try to find an Acu-cut apple or stuffed apple.

Meeting was adjourned.

PROGRAM

Renee and Meta shared favorite battings and how they might use them.  Debbie shared what she has at the shop and what she likes.  Questions and answers were shared.



Minutes - April 2014   Country Roads Quilt Guild

The meeting was preceded by a fund raising request by a volunteer to the Sheriff's Department.  They are seeking funds to help with "Project Lifesaver" which provides bracelets to "wanderers" in the county at a cost of $300.00 each. 

The meeting was called to order by Crista Hahn, President.  19 members were present.

Secretary's report was read by Sue Lauersdorf, Secretary.    Renee moved to approve

The Treasurer's report was read by Jean Ward, Treasurer.  There is a bank balance of $863.78. Filed for Audit.  Bills will be paid and raffle money was turned in.

UFOS:  None this month.

Show and Tell:  Nanette brought a floral quilt to show made from large print floral fabric, and a flea market find.   Sharon showed a "daughter's quilt" and a turkey hanging. 

 

Old Business:

The quilt registration form is on the website so that you can print it and fill it out to register for the quilt show (Registration, Monday April 28 from 2-7 in upstairs of McArthur Methodist Church).  Click on attachment then word document.

Quilt show discussion followed:  Signup sheet was passed for working,  Tonya had photos to show with the raffle ticket selling.  Quilts will be judged on Wednesday from 10 am to 2:30.  Racks will be set up Wednesday, April 30 at 8:30.

Project lifesaver  was discussed and tabled.

Discussion of Donations in honor of deceased members followed.  The Amount designated is $50.00 by motion of  Tanya, seconded by Renee.  Voted in favor.

New Business:   

In case of bad weather in the winter, if Vinton County Schools are closed the day of Quilt Guild Meeting , the meeting will be cancelled as in the past.   It was voted to continue this policy.

The 2015 pieced raffle quilt was discussed.  

The wholecloth quilt will go with Brenda again this month.

Motion to adjourn:  Program:   Meta and Ann gave a program on preparing quilts for showing.  Respectfully submitted by Sue Lauersdorf, Secretary.



Minutes - March 2014   Country Roads Quilt Guild

( The February meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather)

 

The meeting was called to order by Crista Hahn, President.  17 members and 2 guests were present.

The Treasurer's report was read by Jean Ward, Treasurer.  There is a bank balance of $857.72, and all the mailings for the quilt show have been done.  Move to approve came from Renee.

Secretary's report was read by Sue Lauersdorf, Secretary.    Renee moved to approve.

There were no UFO's completed this month. 

Show and Tell:   Suzanne - Amish Doll Quilt; Tanya - Foundation pieced table runner;  Martha (Ann's sister)- Trip Around the World;  Meta - Reproduced Doll Fabric (Windmill);  Renee- all handmade star quilt - 5 years in process;  Tanya - Raffle Quilt - Binding ready.   Tonya's mom, Carolyn, will finish sewing the binding on;  Sue - Wholecloth guild quilt assembled and a quilting started - noted markings on border:  Smithsonian exclusive - Medallion Star.  Brenda will take it to work on this month.

Old Business:

Christmas Trees:   Ann and Becky - Suggested using decorations from different centuries as shown on a tree skirt panel they have, "Christmas Through The Centuries".   Discussion followed.  Meta moved to accept this theme and Sue seconded.

Quilt show update:    Ribbons - 24 total needed.  5 more kits were distributed.  Jean brought the backs in.       Raffle tickets were distributed - more were needed.   Judging  will be on 4/30 starting at 9 - 9:30. Five helpers needed.  We provide lunch.  Judge:  Margie Marziale.  She is uncertified but in training and therefore accepts a lower fee, which will be $150.00 because to become certified, she must judge a number of shows.  Registration will be on Monday, April 28 from 2-7.  The fee will be $1.00 per quilt.   See Festival Quilt Show sheet for more details.   Dates of show:  Noon  Friday, May 2 through 4:00 Sunday, May 4.  Work sign-up sheets will be prepared for the April meeting.   Ann reports that WesBanco will again put $150.00 for the quilt show prize money into their budget for the year, per Charlene - local manager.

Ann Pollard Death:  Long time member, Ann Pollard died on February 21, 2014.  It was suggested that we give a $50.00 memoriam to the library for quilting books for the library in Ann's memory.  Motion to accept was given by Renee, seconded by Meta.  Vote carried.  Meta suggested that if possible, we might show some of her quilts at the Quilt show.

 

New Business:   

Meta brought in the booklet in process about the Civil War Quilt show.   She accepted pre-orders on the booklet, estimated the price to be $8 to $10.  A signup sheet was passed.  Meta thanked members for contributions to the booklet.   Meta also brought photos of the quilts at the Charleston Quilt Museum.

Tonya reports that there is discussion about ideas for the pieced quilt for the 2015 Raffle, and there will be more information in April.

Program:   Renee gave a demo of Fussy cutting. 

Jean moved to adjorn.

Respectfully submitted by Sue Lauersdorf, Secretary.

 

Minutes - January 2014    Country Roads Quilt Guild

The meeting was called to order by Crista Hahn, President.   17 members were present.   No visitors.

The Treasurers report was given by Ann Faris in the absence of Jean Ward, Treasurer.  The bank balance was $931.72.

Secretary's report was read by Secretary, Sue Lauersdorf.   Minutes were corrected to read that the game at the Christmas party wasw led by Dawn, Becky and Ann.

Christmas project bags were distributed to members who were not present at the December meeting.

Show and Tell:  

Meta:  feed sack quilt with the "swine feed" center.  She advised that feed sacks could be purchased from Rural King in Circleville at $1.99-$2.99 each.  They are also available in Gallopolis.

Ann: Channel (strip) basket quilt.

Shirley:  T-shirt with flannel back and sashing...possibly will be tied.

Crista:   Circle batik table runner and vase pads.

UFO's:   Ann reminded the group that we need to vote on continuing this activity because it involves funds.  It was agreed to continue the UFO drawings each month, and the lists were passed around for signups for as many as three projects per person to try to finish.  Lists were turned in.

OLD BUSINESS:  

Raffle quilt:  Tonya reported that piano keys need to be completed for two sides and then it will be ready for quilting.  Tonya and Renee will take the quilt to Pumpkin Ridge Quilt Shop for machine quilting and they will select the quilting style.  Debbie will turn in a bill for the batting and backing.

Whole Cloth Quilt:  There was discussion about the type and amount of backing and batting needed for this quilt.  Debbie brought samples of backing fabric and the backing was selected. 

Members are to bring needles, pins, etc to work on assembling this quilt at the February meeting.  Seven or eight members said they would work on the hand quilting of this quilt while the remainder make a pieced quilt.  Members were asked to bring in ideas for the pieced quilt to the February meeting.

Jean and Ann will prepare letters about the quilt show to go out at the end of January or the beginning of February.  It was agreed to purchase a roll of 100 Forever Stamps for this purpose.

NEW BUSINESS:

2014 Quilt Show:  For registration of quilts for the quilt show, email addresses will be requested to aid in making contact.    Renee, Ann and Becky will work on finding a judge and judging categories.

Programs for 2014:  Discussion was led by Renee.   Several projects were mentioned:  Pillowcases for sick kids, walker bags, lap robes from cutter quilts.

Ribbons for Quilt Show:   Ann said that 19 were needed and she offered 9 kits for members to take home and make up.

Christmas Tree:   Discussion postponed.

It was determined that there would not be a challenge this year.

Renee encouraged attendance at the quilt retreats, and suggested that emergency numbers be written down and made available by each attendee.

Renee moved to adjourn the meeting.   Becky seconded.   Meeting adjourned.

Round Robin boxes were distributed.

Respectfully submitted by Sue Lauersdorf, Secreatary.